The Teen Summer Reading Group at the library is in full force! If you haven’t already, consider checking it out: http://uxlib.com/modules/blog_teen/. It’s free to sign up, any teens can join, and it’s all online!
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Share your thoughts and ideas on the books you read this summer and earn chances to win weekly prizes! Check out our website or call for more information @ (905) 852-9747 and ask for Corrinne or Deanna.
Meet Me @ the Library
By Alexandra Hartmann
The Auto Repair Reference Center database is now available in the library and remotely from the Library’s website (www.uxlib.com). Home mechanics with Internet access are able to access repair information for current and vintage automobiles from the comfort of your own home. Auto Repair Reference Center contains information on most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles, with repair information for most vintage makes from as far back as 1945.
Database content includes more than 33,800 vehicles covered from 1945 to present, nearly 800,000 drawings and step-by-step photographs, approximately 83,200 technical service bulletins & recalls issued by the original equipment vehicle manufacturer, over 99,800 enhanced wiring diagrams for easy viewing and printing, specifications and maintenance schedules, a complete guide to vehicle ownership and maintenance, and much more. New repair procedures and updates are continually added to the product. All of the content in Auto Repair Reference has been created by ASE certified technicians.
This database is available, free of charge, to all library members. It can be found at www.uxlib.com. Select the <Internet and Genealogy Research> menu and choose <Online Databases> and then <Auto Repair Reference Centre>.
What’s Happening @ the Library
Friday, February 12, PA Day Program for Grades 3-6, 10am-11:30am, $3.00 per child
Tuesday, February 16, Spring Break Programs Pre-registration for Uxbridge Residents
Saturday, February 13, Page Turners Reading Club, 1:15pm-2:30pm
What’s New @ the Library
New Items in the Past Week – There is a Tab at www.uxlib.com
You Can Heal Your Life by Louise L. Hay
Nanny Returns by Emma McLaughlin
Friday Nights by Joanna Trollope
Dead and Kicking by Wendy Roberts
The Township of Uxbridge Public Library offers Ancestry Library Edition. This online database allows library users to start exploring their family trees by simply typing in a surname. Containing millions of records, Ancestry Library Edition is available on the library’s Internet and electronic research stations at both of our branches. No need for a password or a username.
Once connected to Ancestry Library Edition, patrons will find a friendly opening screen that asks for the name of the person to be searched. Users can key in the name, click on “Search” and Ancestry Library Edition scans its vast selection of Canadian & U.S. census data, birth, marriage, and death records, World War I military service information and immigration lists. It also includes an extensive collection of information from the U.K., including images from English and Welsh census records, and civil registrations. Additionally, probate records dating back to the 1500s are included from England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Patrons have the opportunity to add names to form the “tree” or continue to search names in order to find more clues.
Content Additions in the past 6 months include:
New and enhanced census and vital records content makes the first step of genealogical research easier than ever:
- Completed U.S. Federal Census every-name indexes
- New Canadian Genealogy Collection, with over 40 million names
- Expanded Scotland Census Collection, with complete 1851–1861 records
Expanded immigration collections bring ancestors first experience in the U.S. closer than ever:
- New U.S. Immigration Collection, with over 100 million passenger and crew names from 1820–1960 for more than 100 U.S. ports.
- Border Crossings from Canada to U.S., 1895–1956, and U.S. – Mexico Border Crossings from 1903–1957 documenting over 8 million individuals.
Additional historical documents that provide valuable personal information not often found in other sources:
- U.S. Military Collection documents over 90 million names of those serving the U.S. Armed Forces from the 1600’s to Vietnam
- World War I and World War II (1942) draft registration cards provide valuable personal information not found in other sources
- Multimedia collections with millions of photos, maps, postcards, newsreels, and more and more